With the collapse of the homevideo DVD market, local indie distribs are increasingly turning to the distribution of Brazilian pics in order to make ends meet.
While Hollywood tentpoles dominated the French box office once again in 2011, it was a good year for mainstream French comedies, high-profile American indies and a handful of arthouse sleepers hits.
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In Germany, local indie distribs are playing an increasingly active role in the movies they choose to release.
Admissions in Italy are currently down about 10% to 55 million for the first half of 2011, while the market for local pics is up about 10% to a whopping roughly 40% share.
Following the triple disasters of March 11 -- 9.0 earthquake, massive tsunami and reactor meltdowns at the Fukushima nuclear plant -- many in the Japanese biz said audience needs would change, with…
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Breakdown of the top global markets for independents: for Aussie distribs the English-speaking territories of North America and the U.K. will always be priorities, but European arthouse films do…
Russia is becoming an increasingly hard sell for independent movies.
Although total 2011 B.O. has dropped in Spain 0.8% to $658.5 million through Oct. 16, independent distributors are keeping their cool.
The U.K. still remains one of the most competitive independent markets in the world. The crowded indie distribution sector is peppered with a raft of players with hefty financial backing: eOne,
Photographer Wang Jiu-liang transfers his documentation of Beijing's garbage dumps onto the bigscreen in this eye-opening docu.
"Martha Marcy May Marlene" production shingle Borderline Films has inked a two-year first look deal with "May" distrib Fox Searchlight.